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International Opportunities

Study Abroad Programs for UIC Law Students Heading link

Recognizing the value of robust, international perspectives in the law and law practice, UIC Law provides a variety of international study abroad opportunities for current students, including semester-long exchange programs created in collaboration with renowned international partner schools. In a competitive legal market, studying abroad provides both academic and personal benefits, including gaining an in-depth understanding of a specific area of law, broader exposure to another legal system and culture, increased foreign language proficiency, and a network of international contacts. Students participating in these exchange programs earn academic credit towards their UIC Law degree while studying abroad.

To learn more about the application process and for details on eligibility, credit transfers, health insurance, and other important information, please review the Study Abroad FAQs available at the link below.

Schedule an Appointment

Students interested in studying abroad, should email the Center for International Law at (subject line: “Study Abroad”) to schedule an appointment to discuss options and request an application.

Travel Advisories & Student Safety

Students interested in studying abroad should review U.S. State Department country information prior to participation in their study abroad program. UIC Study Abroad Office will advise students at their law school email address of any changes in the safety of the country or travel warnings either prior to or during the semester in question.

Benefits of Study Abroad Heading link

Studying abroad is a unique academic experience that allows students to immense themselves in a different culture. In doing so, there are many personal, professional, and academic benefits to completing the program.

  • Increase self-confidence
  • Develop intercultural competency
  • Gain direction or clarity on your goals
  • Discover new interest and passions
  • Develop transferable soft skills
  • Expand your professional network
  • Gain real-world work experience by interning or conducting research
  • Add an international or comparative dimension to your degree
  • Earn UIC credit while living and studying in another country
  • Understand alternative ideas and solutions to issues within your discipline

Application Process Heading link

  • Visit the “Get Started” section of the study abroad website.
  • Watch the “First Step” presentation
  • Schedule a meeting with a Study Abroad Counselor
  • Upon completion of the meeting, students will receive application materials to proceed with the process.

Study Abroad Locations Heading link

Study Exchange Programs for International Students Heading link

International students from partner universities who are interested in studying at UIC Law should contact their university mobility or study abroad offices to begin the process of applying for an exchange at UIC Law.